Waddey Patterson Intellectual Property Law

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Laws protect intellectual property. Waddey Patterson has 17 registered patent attorneys with 100+ combined years of experience in IP litigation among its senior litigators. Under IP law, owners are granted specific exclusive rights to their assets. WP has successfully prosecuted thousands of patent and trademark matters in the 20 years the firm has operated.


Patent

Waddey Patterson has years of successful patent representation that includes:

  • Several hundred years of combined experience in preparation and prosecution of patent applications
  • National phase filing of internationally originated patent applications
  • Extensive patent searching experience and capabilities
  • In-person and telephonic examiner interviews
  • Seasoned in bringing matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and its predecessor the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI)

WP covers all areas of patent law, including:

  • Patentability opinions
  • Drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications
  • Patent reissue and reexamination proceedings
  • Patent assignment, title searches and opinions
  • Licensing consultation and negotiation, and related agreements
  • Validity analysis, infringement analysis and related opinions
  • Freedom to Operate opinions
  • Infringement litigation, both as patent owner and accused infringer
  • Appeals of disputed matters in the federal courts
  • Monitoring of patent developments in specific industries
  • Patent due diligence investigations in corporate transactions
  • Filing and prosecution of patent applications around the world, engaging, as necessary, a network of patent agents to assist the firm
  • ITC proceedings
  • Developing a comprehensive patent protection program

Trademark

Waddey Patterson believes in protecting a brand through registering trademarks and working with clients on filing strategies.

Our expertise includes:

  • Turnaround of 48 hours on trademark searches for word marks, with over 2,000 trademark searches run
  • Most trademark searches conducted with in-house capabilities with the client’s team
  • Searches done in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as well as domain name searches
  • Extensive experience preparing and prosecuting trademark applications to registration

WP offers extensive services in trademark registration, such as:

  • Trademark searches, reports and opinions that include a comprehensive search, including:
    • Federal and State trademark registrations
    • Pending U.S. trademark applications
    • Domain names
    • Nationwide business and product name directories
    • A detailed report of all relevant search hits with analysis and opinion
  • U.S. trademark registration applications
  • Trademark monitoring service
  • Trademark assignment, title searches and opinions
  • License agreements
  • Validity and infringement analysis and opinions
  • Infringement, dilution and unfair competition litigation
  • Appeals of trademark disputes in state and federal courts
  • Opposition, cancellation and appellate proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Filing and management of foreign trademarks; engaging, as necessary, a network of foreign agents to assist the firm
  • Internet domain name issues, domain name registrations, U.S. trademark rights and other issues related to World Wide Web communications
  • Monitoring trademark registration applications by others to identify potential infringing activities